StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington03/01/15
Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. But today he is a mentee at the White House and part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for...
StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways
Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at email@example.com. Help support our work at...
StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yosur
In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher.In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her...
StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks
Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident.He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash.Today, Sean is...
StoryCorps 412: True Blue
Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years.Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12,...
StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott
On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major...
StoryCorps 410: Standing with a Giant
In his early 20s, Max Starkloff was in a near fatal car accident, which left him quadriplegic and living in a nursing home. One day he came across a young woman who worked there, named Colleen. At StoryCorps in St. Louis, Colleen Kelly Starkloff sat...
StoryCorps 409: The Come Back
When Darlene Lewis' son was released from prison 20 years ago, he couldn't find work.So, Darlene decided to do something about it.She runs an organization dedicated to helping former inmates find jobs. Darlene prepares them for interviews, places them...
StoryCorps 408: How We Roll
In July 2014, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car. Raphael lost his leg. Ish, his only son, was killed.While the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston,...
StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa
Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the...
StoryCorps 406: The Bridge
Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. If you'd like to write to the people you hear on this podcast, send a...
StoryCorps 405: Still Standing
Ruth Coker Burks was in her early 20s and raising a small child when the AIDS epidemic hit Arkansas, her home state.Although she had no formal medical training, Ruth took it upon herself to care for AIDS patients who were abandoned by their families...
StoryCorps 404: Taking Care
In 2013, Maurice Rowland was working as a cook at Valley Springs Manor, an assisted living home for elderly residents in California. He got his friend Miguel Alvarez a job there as a janitor last fall.But in October of that year the company that...
StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II
Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special,"Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like to...
StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I
This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like...
StoryCorps 401: On the Home Front: Veteran's Day 2014
For Veteran's Day, we hear three different stories from military members. First, Ryan Sharp and his father discuss Ryan's return from Iraq--he came State side, felt off and didn't know why.Then, we revisit Army widower Max Voelz--and hear from another...
StoryCorps 400: Still a Superwoman
Trista Matascastillo speaks with her husband, Army 1st Sergeant Hector Matascastillo, about being sexually assaulted when she was in the Navy.To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like to write to participants you can do so...
StoryCorps 399: Death Becomes Her
Two stories for Halloween...Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, tells her father, Bob, about the childhood origins of her fascination with things that most people avoid, including black widow spiders.And, Juliet Jegasothy, who is...
StoryCorps 398: His Other Family
Shirley Parrello speaks with former Marine Sergeant Kevin Powell, who was with her son Lance Corporal Brian Parrello when he was killed in Iraq in 2004.To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like to write to participants you...
StoryCorps 396: Pray for Me
Paul Braun, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and his interpreter, Philip, remember working together in Iraq. Today, Sgt. Braun and Philip are roommates in the U.S., but Philip recently returned to Iraq in hopes of bringing back his...
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